[SciPy-Dev] potential scikits package

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Jul 15 23:29:25 CDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 22:01, David Warde-Farley <dwf@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 06:45:09PM -0700, Matthew Brett wrote:
>> Hi.
>>
>> > Recently I have developed a package to read IDL save files into Python,
>> > at http://idlsave.sourceforge.net/. The code is now very robust, and works
>> > for many different IDL save files of varying complexity (including
>> > structures). Since this is something that is likely to be most useful for
>> > scientists, I was wondering whether it is a good candidate to make into a
>> > scikits package. In the long run it is likely this package (if re-licensed
>> > with a BSD licence) might be considered for inclusion in scipy? I noticed
>> > functions in scipy to read in matlab files, so this is along the same lines.
>>
>> I would have thought that would be very good to go in scipy.io
>> directly.   I'm happy to help ...
>
> Agreed, though I think the purpose of starting it as a scikit would be to
> make sure everything (including documentation, hint hint ;) is up to snuff,
> satisfactory, etc.

It already exists as a package in its own right. There is no point in
going through the rigamarole of turning it into a scikit if it is
ultimately targeted for inclusion in scipy. Just do whatever needs to
be done in its current form before migrating it into scipy.io.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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